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Le jour avant le lendemain

Director(s)
Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Madeline Ivalu
Country
Canada
Year
2008
Language
Inuktitut with French or English subtitles
Duration
93 min

With French subtitles: April 20th
With English subtitles: May 2nd

*Directors Marie-Hélène Cousineau & Madeline Ivalu in attendance on April 20.

Based on Danish author Jørn Riel’s classic novel Før Mørgendaggen, Before Tomorrow is a timeless Arctic fable of an Inuit woman and her beloved grandson who, after going to the island to dry their fish, return to their camp to discover that their family has been wiped out by infection carried by white travellers.

In the 1840s, some of the Inuit tribes still have never met any white people. Two isolated families meet for a summertime celebration. The young people get married, the elder tell stories to the young, food is abundant and the future seems bright. But Ningiuq, a wise old woman, sees her world as fragile and moves through it with a pervasive sense of dread. Ningiuq and her grandson Maniq are dropped off on a remote island, where, every year, the family dries the catch and stores it for winter. The task is soon finished. As summer turns to fall, they wait in vain for the others to pick them up.

Winner of the 2008 Best Canadian First Feature Film – TIFF 2008

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Director(s)
Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Madeline Ivalu
Country
Canada
Year
2008
Language
Inuktitut with French or English subtitles
Duration
93 min
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